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October Breast Cancer Awareness Month Guest Blog Post

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Guest Blog Post by Jamie Inman of

This blog post was written by Jamie Inman of Jamie is a two time breast cancer survivor and and Licensed Psychotherapist. She specializes in counseling for a wide selection of emotional and spiritual needs. Jamie Inman is the Founder of the Stay in the Pink organization, a resource for women and men dealing with breast cancer.

Jamie is a professional motivational speaker and teacher, speaking on a wide array of topics such as: “Losing Our Breasts, Finding Ourselves,” “The Secrets Of A Happy Marriage: Only The First 25 Years are Hard,” and “Finding Myself in a Psych Ward.”

To request Jamie for your next speaking engagement, contact The Lowry Agency at

We are thrilled that Jamie has offered to write periodically on our blog during the month of October:

Is it too soon to have my daughter checked? She is almost 12.

This question came to me from a new friend I recently met on Twitter whose young sister is battling breast cancer. This is what she writes in her profile:

My sister has Stage 3 Breast Cancer. Today all of her hair came off. So depressing. She has NO Insurance.

Considering that just last year there was a major news story about a 10 year old girl with breast cancer, my friend’s question is not far-fetched. Although her daughter’s risk of having breast cancer at 11 is almost nil, her worry is understandable.

Most of us react with a mixture of sympathy and horror, reassuring ourselves that such a thing could never happen to our daughter. And statistically the vast majority of us would be correct. We can shake our heads and sigh, “Those poor people”. . . key word “those”.

But when your sister loses not just her hair but her baby because of breast cancer, you start to look at your 11 year old baby girl with new worry.

For all I have gained because of breast cancer I have truly embraced it as a gift. Honest.
But I would never wish it on my worst enemy, and certainly not on this dear sister.

PS, yes 12 is too young to start checking.

If you would like to contact Jamie you may do so at

Women’s Pink Hats Included in Life Love Beauty’s Pink Ribbon Gift Guide

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Pink Products For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Madcapz is thrilled to be included in this year’s Pink Ribbon Product Guide at Life Love Beauty. It’s become an annual tradition to share the coolest PINK products on the market for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month and beyond.  In this year’s Shop for the Cure / Pink Ribbon Product Guide at Life Love Beauty features more than 170 amazing items whose purchase helps to benefit various breast cancer organizations.

Please take a look at some of these fabulous items, from handbags to workout gear to jewelry to sweet treats and of course, our very own PINK Madcapz!

And remember, when you purchase one of these PINK items for you, you are also giving to a breast cancer charity! Win – win for all!